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Birthday Flowers

Birthday Flowers

I do not know the true original source of this information. I found this handwritten in my grandmother's journal and found it too charming not to share. Enjoy!

JANUARY        Carnation   Striped - do not refuse me.  Pink - sweetness.  Purple - capriciousness.  Red - admiration. White - innocence.  Yellow - disdain.

FEBRUARY      Violet   Blue - faithfulness. Yellow - rural happiness. Sweet - modesty. Flame - watchfulness.

MARCH            Jonquil - I desire a return of affection

APRIL               Sweet Pea - delicate pleasures, departure

MAY                   Lily of the Valley - sweetness, humility

JUNE                 Rose   Single bloom - simplicity. Bud - youth and beauty. Full bloom - I love you. Full bloom over 2 buds - secrecy. Pink - perfect happiness. Coral - pleasure. Red - love, friendship, passion. White - purity. Yellow - jealousy or regard.

JULY                   Larkspur   Pink - fickleness. Purple - haughtiness.

AUGUST            Gladiolus - strength of character

SEPTEMBER    Aster - daintiness

OCTOBER        Calendula - wise and cheerful spirit

NOVEMBER     Chrysanthamum - cheerfulness. Red - I love you.  Yellow - slighted love.  White - truth

DECEMBER     Poinsetta - strength and rejoicing OR Narcissus - egotism or if double - female ambition